Education requires using our heads

Bernie Sanders wants to give Americans free college education. This sounds good to any parent who has three or four college age children.Such an idea ...

March 16th, 2016 |  


Obama must close E-ZPass lane for Cuban immigration

Obama must close E-ZPass lane for Cuban immigration

While U.S. politicians rancorously debate Syrian refugees, undocumented Mexican immigrants and Chinese “anchor babies,” a far more questio...

March 15th, 2016 |  


Old letters help link family stories

Old letters help link family stories

“James, this is your new cook—Do you think you’ll like her?” “Yes,” the four-year-old boy replied, “I will i...

March 14th, 2016 |  



Trump racist? It’s playbook time

Trump racist? It’s playbook time

It was startling when Republicans Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich all sided with Democrats Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Rachel Maddow, lefti...

March 14th, 2016 |  


Justice: ‘Abolish death penalty’

Justice: ‘Abolish death penalty’

In the late 1980s, Thomas M. Keenan owned a small landscaping company in Cleveland. He had several men working for him, including Joseph D’Ambro...

March 14th, 2016 |  


Protect pension benefits

Protect pension benefits

Last week, I met with Rita Lewis of Westchester, Ohio. Rita was in Washington to testify in front of the Senate Finance Committee in honor of her late...

March 13th, 2016 |  


How to tell if your tap water is clean, safe

My kids drink a lot of water, but with all the news about lead in water supplies, I am concerned about its safety. Just how safe are city water suppli...

March 12th, 2016 |  


Trout to be released this spring

Trout to be released this spring

Just over 100,000 rainbow trout are expected to be released this spring in 64 Ohio public lakes and ponds, creating excellent fishing opportunities fo...

March 7th, 2016 |  


Chow Line: Nutrient-packed beans a hearty addition to diet

Chow Line: Nutrient-packed beans a hearty addition to diet

We’re thinking of incorporating more beans in our meals, primarily to reduce the amount of meat we’re eating (and buying), but also becaus...

March 7th, 2016 |  


Lost letters tell family tales

Lost letters tell family tales

It was a minor miracle that the lost letters from the 1790s were neither burned nor buried. Perhaps it was God’s guidance that intervened to sav...

March 7th, 2016 |